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Anatomy of the PharynxAntibodies to HPV16 Measured in Blood up to 28 Years Prior to Oropharyngeal Cancer Diagnosis
Human papillomavirus-16-E6 antibodies can be detected in the blood of people with HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer up to 28 years prior to diagnosis, according to new study by the National Cancer Institute and the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

Icon of human lungs with mangifying glass over themHigher Risk Threshold Better for Selecting Ever-Smokers for Lung Cancer Screening
A higher risk threshold for selecting ever-smokers for screening with low-dose CT could lower the ratio of individuals screened to prevent one lung cancer death. 

Matthew Mille recieves the Bernard Wheatley Award.Mille Receives Bernard Wheatley Award
In May 2019, Matthew Mille received the Bernard Wheatley Award for best submitted paper to the Journal of Radiological Protection.

""2019 Spring Town Hall Meeting
The spring town hall meeting was held in May 2019 to talk about recent scientific achievements and new and ongoing research efforts, and to recognize accomplishments and contributions of staff.

""DCEG Fellows Present at the 2019 NIH Postbac Poster Day
Eight postbaccalaureate fellows in DCEG presented at the May 2019 NIH Postbac Poster Day, sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education. Seraph Han-Yin Lin, of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics, received a Best Poster award.

Eleventh Annual Fellows' Training Symposium 2019 In April 2019, the annual Fellows’ Training Symposium was held at the NIH main campus. The theme was “The Training Trio: Biostatistics/Bioinformatics, Clinical/Molecular Science, and Epidemiology.

dual-stained cervical cellsDual-Staining Outperforms Cytology for Follow-up of HPV-positive Women in Cervical Cancer Screening Programs
Dual staining for p16/Ki-67 outperformed cytology in detecting precancer among HPV-positive women while referring fewer women to colposcopy.

blank Medical Research Scholar Dalal Meets NCI Director Sharpless: NIH Catalyst Article
Nicole Dalal met former Medical Research Scholar Dr. Ned Sharpless—who happened to have occupied the same room at The Cloister in the 1990s.

blank Savage Delivers Fred Li Award Lecture
Sharon Savage, M.D., delivered the Frederick Li Award Lecture at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, entitled “The long and short of telomere biology.”

blank Murphy Recognized with NCI Staff Scientist Outstanding Mentor Award
Gwen A. Murphy, Ph.D., was recognized with the 2019 NCI Staff Scientist and Staff Clinician Outstanding Mentor Award at the CCR and DCEG Staff Scientists and Staff Clinicians Retreat. The award recognizes excellence in guiding the careers of trainees in cancer research.

blank Leitzmann Delivers 2019 Schatzkin Lecture on Physical Activity and Cancer
Dr. Michael Leitzmann, Professor in the Faculty of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Regensburg, Germany, visited DCEG in April and delivered the 2019 Arthur Schatzkin Memorial Lecture on “Physical Activity and Cancer: Epidemiology and Mechanisms.”

blankAdvisory Group Recommends Agents for Review by International Agency for Research on Cancer
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization, published recommendations from an independent Advisory Group convened to prioritize agents for review by the IARC Monographs programme.

blankOnabajo Receives Early Career Travel Grant to Immunology 2019 Meeting
Olusegun Onabajo, Ph.D., staff scientist in the Prokunina-Olsson lab in the DCEG Laboratory of Translational Genomics, received a 2019 American Association of Immunologists (AAI) Early Career Faculty Travel Grant to attend Immunology 2019, the AAI Annual Meeting.

2019 AACR Annual Meeting Features DCEG Research
Dozens of DCEG investigators, from fellows to the Division Director, presented their research at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in Atlanta, GA.

blankLDpop Plots Linkage Disequilibrium by Ancestry or Geographic Location
LDpop is a free and publicly available cross-platform web tool that plots linkage disequilibrium by ancestry or geographic location.

blank2019 NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators' Retreat, Highlights
At the annual NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat, Dr. Laufey Amundadottir presented her research and was awarded the NCI Women Scientist Advisors Mentoring and Leadership Award. Dr. Flora van Leeuwen gave the invited Rosalind E. Franklin Award Lecture for Women in Science. Nine DCEG scientists received innovation awards.

Flora van Leeuwen with DCEG scientists who presented her with Rosalind Franklin Awardvan Leeuwen Delivers Division Seminar, Discusses Research with DCEG Investigators
Dr. Flora van Leeuwen, winner of the 2019 Rosalind E. Franklin Award, visited DCEG to deliver a lecture on in-vitro fertilization and ovarian cancer risk and have roundtable discussions on survivorship research and cancer risk after early life exposures.

Savage Presents on TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome at NIH
Dr. Sharon Savage, clinical director and chief of the Clinical Genetics Branch, presented research on TP53 and Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS), as part of the NIH Demystifying Medicine series.

Women exercising. It's never too late to start exercising to reduce risk of death.Never Too Late to Start: Benefits of Exercise Continue Throughout Adulthood
It is never too late to benefit from exercise, study finds; physical activity throughout adulthood decreases risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer mortality.

obesity in young adults. pictured: person on scale next to tape measureObesity-related Cancer Trends Among Young Adult U.S. Population
Study finds increased incidence of obesity-related cancers in children and young adults in U.S.-based cancer registries.

blankLaboratory of Translational Genomics Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Symposium
In December 2018, DCEG hosted a day-long symposium in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Laboratory of Translational Genomics (LTG).

blankControlling Cervical Cancer: DCEG’s Ongoing Commitment to Improving Women’s Health
Scientists in DCEG are among the leaders of a growing global effort to greatly reduce deaths from cervical cancer.

Mone't Thompson, B.S., iCURE scholar in the Clinica Genetics BranchiCURE Scholars Program Increases Diversity of NCI IRP Workforce
The Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (iCURE) program offers mentored research experiences for qualified individuals. Ms. Mone’t Thompson, in the Clinical Genetics Branch, is the first DCEG iCURE Scholar.

Emily Vogtmann Appointed Earl Stadtman Investigator
Dr. Vogtmann was appointed as an Earl Stadtman tenure-track investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB) in November 2018. Dr. Vogtmann investigates the role of the human microbiome in cancer risk and progression.

Payal KhinchaKhincha Receives Flex Award for Metformin Trial in Li-Fraumeni Patients
Payal Khincha, staff clinician in the Clinical Genetics Branch, and Christina Annunziata in the Center for Cancer Research received Flex Award for their project, “Phase II clinical trial of metformin in patients with Li-Fraumeni Syndrome (LFS).”